This is a blend of Marsanne, Rousanne & Viognier. All three components were wild fermented (we use only native yeasts), the Rousanne in tank, the Viognier in older-French oak, and the Marsanne on skins (21 days).
The resulting blend has an aromatic, funky nose and a structural, powerful palate. The skin-fermented "orange" component of Marsanne gives a quintessential 'savoury' note; this is a wine that really grabs your attention and powers through food/wine matches.
The fruit for this wine is grown at our 'Dark Horse' Vineyard in the Murrumbateman sub-region of the Canberra District. At around 600m elevation, Dark Horse is considerably warmer than our Lark Hill Vineyard, but still has all the hallmarks of the Canberra District climate; warm summers with hot days and cold nights. The fruit ripens in the cooler autumn months and harvesting usually around mid-April, giving gradual ripening with excellent flavour and acid retention.
We use Biodynamic farming to produce wines without the influence of off-farm inputs, achieve true sustainability and to preserve the unique terroir of our vineyards.
13.5% Alc/Vol. 750ml bottle.